Today the President and the Prime minister arrived at Rajpath (King’s Avenue), Delhi, along with their chief guest Prime minister of Thai Yingluck Shinawatra, in the morning hours, where President Pratibha Patil unfurled the Indian flag. At this day Rajpath resembled none other than a fortress with a multi layered security ring.
Thousands of people had turned up at the Kings Avenue to watch the colourful parade, where the latest weapons were exhibited by the military parade. The crowd had also witnessed the tight security at the Avenue as well as all over the streets in Delhi. To maintain security at much higher level all mobile phones and internet services were being blocked out.
The whole of India celebrated this day except for Kashmir, where people clearly showed their disappointment and protest against the Indian rule declaring this day as ‘Black day’ for them. Kiran Kidwai – International Desk, NMTV.